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Old 10-20-2010, 12:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm 14 weeks today and ran out of prometrium a couple days ago. I was on it with my other kids and was fine stopping but I always get nervous. I keep thinking about going to buy progesterone cream so that I can use that for awhile and gradually wean off it. It's hard not to worry all the time.

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I started weaning off slowly around 13 weeks and will be completely weaned off by 15 weeks. I took a very conservative view and probably could have weaned off sooner and more quickly, but I just wanted to play it safe.

As far as development goes, by 14 weeks your placenta should have completely taken over progesterone production, so there shouldn't be a need to continue supplementing.

The issue with stopping suddenly vs. weaning slowly isn't really so much a danger to the pregnancy at this point as the possibility of side effects (headaches, etc.) from the sudden stopping. I know it's so nervewracking to stop something that has helped you carry the pregnancy so far, but you'll be fine

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I stopped at 13 weeks.

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My RE told me to stop around 10.5 weeks, because he said that's about the time the placenta begins to take over, and you're pretty much out of the danger zone. So I went from two suppositories a day, to one a day for like 4-5 days at and then stopped them at around 11 weeks. (I never had progesterone issues though-just a precaution since it was IVF). I would read up on the placenta thing though, I think when that's established, you have no real need of the supplements.

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